Suspect Rams Car Into SJPD Officer at HP Pavilion

By Caitlin Matalone
|  Monday, Apr 15, 2013  |  Updated 7:22 AM PDT
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Suspect Rams Car Into SJPD Officer at HP Pavilion

Cheryl Hurd

San Jose's HP Pavilion.

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A veteran San Jose police officer working traffic control at the HP Pavilion Sunday night was struck by a car - possibly by a car burglary suspect -  as a concert was letting out.

One of the cars "came speeding out" of the parking lot as the "King of Rancheros" Vicente Fernandez concert was letting out about 11:30 p.m., and struck an officer, who was taken to a hospital with a broken leg, according to Lt. Mike Sullivan.

Sullivan said that the suspect may have been involved in the burglary of a car, and had been confronted by the rightful car owner, who was demanding his vehicle back. The suspect then jumped into a different car, Sullivan said, and then tried to speed off, which is when he rammed into the officer working a sold-out crowd in a full parking lot.

The suspect's getaway car was described as a four-door, black Acura Integra-type of car, which may have damage to the front left side.
 

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